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  • icon-advocacy-news June 2, 2017 June 2, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Bipartisan support for NIH continues in wake of POTUS proposed cuts; FY 18 appropriations slog; NIH updates  Senators Send Letter to Appropriations Committee in Support of NIH: On May 24, Senators Robert Casey (R-Pa.) and Richard Burr (R-NC) led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking appropriators to “maintain a strong commitment to funding for the National Institutes of…
  • May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    POTUS releases full-budget request; Concern from both sides of aisle on proposed cuts to NIH; FY 2018 budget process begins; Sequestration watch?   President’s Detailed FY 2018 Budget Released: On May 23 the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMG) released the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal titled “A New Foundation for American Greatne…
  • icon-advocacy-news May 24, 2017 ASPET Joins Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research in Ads Thanking Congress for Support
    17-122 Wall Street Journal Ad_R3.indd When It Comes to the Nations Health, Theres One Thing We Can All Agree On: Medical Research Makes America Healthier and Stronger As a result of our nations bipartisan investment in medical research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Americans are living longer, healthier lives. We have new treatments and cures for diseases once considere
  • icon-advocacy-statement May 23, 2017 ASPET Response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Full Budget Request
    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS 9650 Rockville Pike | Bethesda | MD | 20814-3995 P: (301) 634-7060 | F: (301) 634-7061 | E: info@aspet.org | www.aspet.org For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Aguirre 301-634-7062 saguirre@aspet.org ASPET Response to President Trumps Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Full Budget Request BETHESDA The American Society for
  • icon-advocacy-news May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    POTUS detailed budget expected 5/23; House Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearing on advances in biomedical research; House science subcommittees to examine indirect costs for R&D  President’s Detailed FY 2018 Budget to be Released May 23: In March the Administration released a “Skinny Budget” Blueprint for FY 2018 which outlined the budget priorities of the Administr…
  • icon-advocacy-news May 17, 2017 May 17, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    NIH appropriations hearing scheduled; FY 2018 outlook; More transitions  NIH Hearing Scheduled: The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on the NIH for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, is scheduled to testify and will be accompanied by five institute directors.  Witnesses: Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NI…
  • icon-advocacy-news May 5, 2017 May 5, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    ACA repeal; Omnibus passes in the Senate as expected and heads to POTUS; On to FY 2018 appropriations  ACA Repeal Passes in House: The House passed an Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill today. In addition to the significant implications for health care access, the bill would repeal the medical device tax and, tragically, eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund. As written, thi…
  • icon-advocacy-statement May 5, 2017 ASPET Applauds Passage of 2017 Omnibus 2 Billion Increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS 9650 Rockville Pike | Bethesda | MD | 20814-3995 P: (301) 634-7060 | F: (301) 634-7061 | E: info@aspet.org | www.aspet.org For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Aguirre 301-634-7062 saguirre@aspet.org ASPET Applauds Passage of 2017 Omnibus, $2 Billion Increase for the National Institutes of Health (NI
  • icon-advocacy-news May 1, 2017 Congress Reaches 2017 Funding Deal to Avoid Shutdown; NIH to Get $2 Billion Boost
    Republican and Democratic legislators reached an agreement Sunday night on spending for FY 2017. Known as an omnibus spending package, the legislation totals more than $1 trillion and will fund the government through the rest of fiscal 2017, which ends September 30. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the comprehensive measure this week before the current CR expires and funding runs this Friday. Und…
  • April 14, 2017 April 14, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Congress faces critical budget deadline and another shutdown showdown; Congress shows bipartisan support for research community in wake of proposed cuts; Looking ahead to FY 2018  2017 Appropriations: With the government currently operating on a continuing resolution (CR) set to expire on April 28, Congress must approve a budget bill to pass funding for the remaining 5 months of FY 17 before …
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